Best 5 sushi restaurants you must visit in Kyoto

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Kyoto was landlocked and that needed keeping fish edible, so Kyoto sushi required special skills. However, there are not only Kyoto style sushi but also Edo style sushi because we can transport fish keeping fresh. Here we are going to introduce best 5 sushi restaurants you must visit in Kyoto.

 

 

No.1 Sushi Iwa

 

Here, you can taste very fresh and delicious sushi. Sushi Iwa is ten minutes’ walk from the JR Kyoto Station. Steve Jobs, who had visited Kyoto many times, said, “This is the best sushi that I’ve ever had”. In addition, the chef can speaks English very well.

 

 

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 Operating   Hours

 

12:00 P.M. ~ 2:00 P.M. , 5:00 P.M. ~ 10:00 P.M.
 Regular        Holiday Monday
 

 Budget

 

~ JPY 15,000
 Address  

KYOTO, Shimogyo-ku, Shimojuzuya , Ainomachi-Nishiminamikado

 

 Tel.

075-371-9303 / FAX: 075-344-9577
 

 Webpage

 

http://www.sushiiwa.jp/ (Japanese)

 

Review:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g1066444-

d6069493-Reviews-Sushi_Iwa-Chuo_Tokyo_Tokyo_

Prefecture_Kanto.html

 

 

 

 

 

No.2 Sushi Matsumoto

 

It is located in the Gion area of Kyoto. Sushi Matsumoto is the only sushi restaurant in Kyoto which has received two stars in the Michelin Guide Kansai.

 

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 Operating

  Hours

12:00 p.m. ~ 2:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m. ~ 9:00 p.m.
 Regular

  holiday

Lunch Time on Tuesday and Wednesday
 Budget JPY 10,000 ~ 20,000
 Address 570-123, Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 605-0074
 Tel. 075-531-2031
 Webpage http://tabelog.com/kyoto/A2601/A260301/26002579/ (Japanese)

 

Review: http://www.raw-emotion.com/blog/?p=173

 

 

 

 

 

 

No.3 Izuju

 

Izuju is the one of the oldest traditional sushi restaurants in Kyoto. Izuju makes only Kyoto style sushi. Izuju is famous for Saba sushi (鯖寿司) and you can takeout it.

 

 

Saba sushi

 

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 Operating

  Hours

10:30 a.m. ~ 7:00 p.m.
 

 Regular

  holiday

Wednesday, sometimes Thursday
 

 Budget

JPY 2,000 ~ 3,000
 

 Address

 

292 Gionmachi Kitagawa

Kyoto Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto

 

 Tel.

+81 75 561 0019
 

 Webpage

http://izujugion.wix.com/izuju (Japanese)

 

 

 

 

 

 

No.4 Sushi Gion Matsudaya

 

Sushi Gion Matsudaya is located in the Gion area and has received one star in the Michelin Guide. The chef learned know-how of sushi on his own in Tokyo. He serves unique and delicious sushi.

 

 

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Credit: http://restaurant.ikyu.com/103147/

 

 

 Operating

  Hours

[Weekday/Saturday] Dinner from 18:00-00:00 (last order at 22:00)

[Sunday/national holiday] Dinner from 18:00-22:00 (last order at 20:30)

[Sunday] Lunch from 12:00-14:00 (last order at 13:30)

 Regular

  holiday

Monday (once a month)
 Budget JPY 20,000
 Address 570-123 Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
 Tel. 075-561-3338
 Webpage http://tabelog.com/kyoto/A2601/A260301/26005067/ (Japanese)

 

 

 

 

 

 

No.5 Sushi Kassai

 

It is located in the Gion area and one of the most famous sushi restaurants in Kyoto. The restaurant has a nice, homely atmosphere. Not only sushi but also other foods are delicious. You can enjoy sushi with Japanese sake.

 

 

 Operating

  Hours

5:00 p.m. ~ 10:30 p.m.
 Regular

  holiday

Monday
 Budget JPY 10,000 ~ 15,000
 Address 368 Manjuji-dori Karasuma-nishiiru Gokuishi-cho Shimogyo-ku Kyoto
 Tel. 075-353-9708
 Webpage http://tabelog.com/kyoto/A2601/A260201/26005360/ (Japanese)

 

 

 

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